TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate III in Hairdressing - SHB30416

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 094561M

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 28 units: 21 core
  • 7 elective


  • Create one length or solid haircut structures
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Select and apply hair extensions
  • Create classic long hair up-styles
  • Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
  • Conduct salon financial transactions
  • Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches
  • Create combined haircut structures
  • Plan hair services for special events
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Braid hair
  • Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
  • Create finished hair designs
  • Communicate as part of a salon team
  • Provide salon services to clients
  • Cut hair using over-comb techniques
  • Design haircut structures
  • Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
  • Develop and expand a client base
  • Create layered haircut structures
  • Research and use hairdressing industry information
  • Create graduated haircut structures
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
  • Provide shampoo and basin services
  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
  • Participate in session styling teams
  • Recommend products and services
  • Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
  • Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
  • Receive and handle retail stock
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
  • Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
  • Shave heads and faces

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide City International: $19,700 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 24 months

Further information

Students entering as an apprentice or trainee must be employed in the relevant industry prior to enrolment.

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